Biosecurity Advice 2017-12 – End of prawn suspension and import conditions for prawns and prawn products for human consumption

​30 June 2017

This Biosecurity Advice notifies stakeholders that:

  1. The import suspension on uncooked prawns will lapse on 6 July 2017.
  2. Enhanced import conditions will be implemented on 7 July 2017, to allow for safe trade in prawns and prawn products, to meet Australia’s appropriate level of protection (ALOP).

The enhanced import conditions for prawns and prawn products are outlined in the attached ‘Biosecurity requirements for the importation of prawns and prawn products for human consumption’ (Attachment A).

From 7 July 2017, uncooked prawns, marinated prawns and Australian prawns processed overseas (excluding those processed in an Australian government approved supply chain) will be consolidated into the one product class – uncooked prawns. These prawns will be subject to strict testing requirements to ensure biosecurity risks are managed.

Existing permit holders will be contacted by the department prior to 6 July 2017 regarding the implementation of revised import conditions.

View the full notice  here.

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